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Christian or Non-Christian?

What does it mean to be a Christian?

To gain the gift of eternal life is easy. But to live the life of a Christian and down this path is where it puts our faith to a test.
When Christ came into our lives, he gave us the promise of eternal life. To live a life of righteousness and faith.

Ever since i had that conversation with Annie about her Catholic beliefs, I have found many verses that has re-confirmed my faith, proven once and over again that life in Christ is through faith, and not through works. For we gain salvation through faith. It's all in the book of Romans. Works is through faith, and we do it as a part of our faith not for salvation, but because of our love for Christ.

It's not through praying through Mary, or to the Saints, putting up images of the saints or lighting the candles or the rosary, (which is already against the 10 commandments- Thou Shalt HAVE NO Graven Images MADES, either pictures or statues), and besides all these saints and Mary did not rise up from the dead. They may have died, and gone to heaven, but it was CHRIST who had come to Earth to DIE for OUR sins and Resurrected again so that he We Could have Eternal Life when WE die.

For we are all sons of Abraham, either by lineage or faith. And it was Jehovah who appeared to Abraham before he was circumised, and wat is the wisdom of Jehovah to appear before Abram when he was still uncircumsiced?

( for Abraham was the father of all Jewish and Arabs. He had two sons, Isaac, through which the Jewish people came from, and Ishmael, through which the Arabs came from (and the promise of God to Ishmaels' mother was fulfilled through their Prophet Mohammad. Yes, it's all in the Bible).

Circumcision is a practice by all Jewish people as part of their covenant with God and a religious practice after they crossed the Red Sea, and the law was given to Moses to be executed.

Gentiles is just a term for non-Jewish ppl (i.e. Chinese, Indians, etc) who do not need to be circumcised to show that we believe in Jesus, but it is through faith and not works. Circumcision here would be termed as works, because it is in the Jewish LAW that they have to be circumcised.

Abraham bore Isaac, who is father of Esau and Jacob, and Jacob is father of the 12 tribes of Israel (whose sons among them is Judah, and from him, is the royal lineage where Jesus Christ comes from).

Romans 4: 11-12 And he (Abraham) received the sign of circumscision, a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised, or before? It was not after, but before!

And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised, in order that the righteousness may be credited to them.

And he is also the father of the circumcised who not only are circumcised but who also walk in the footsteps of the faith that our father Abraham had before he was circumcised.

It was not through law that Abraham and his offspring received the promise that he would be heir of the world of the world, but through the righteousness that comes by faith.

For if those who live by law are heirs, faith has no value and the promise is worthless, because law brings wrath.

Romans 4:23 The words "it was credited to him" were written not for him alone, but also for us, to whom God will credit righteousness- for us who believe in Him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead. He was delievered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.

AMEN!!!!

Why do I say this? I have lived the un-righteous life. It is not by might, nor by power, but it is through His grace, and His Strength, that He has sustained me that I would have the strength to live a righteous life, and it is a fight worth fighting for. I'm not perfect, but when I am weak, and when I ask Him for strength, I would expect Him to give it, as I would Stand on His promises to Do So.

Living a Righteous Life:

Romans 6: 6 onwards: For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin- because anyone who has died has been freed from sin. Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with Him.

11: In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to Him as instruments of righteousness.

For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace.

Romans 6:23, For the wages of sin is death, but the Gift of God is ETERNAL LIFE in Christ JESUS our LORD.


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